TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan has been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine, forcing him to be placed on long-term injury reserve.

Lightning General Manager Julien BriseBois made the announcement Thursday evening.

Callahan, 34, skated in 52 games during the team's 2018-19 season. The Rochester, New York, native collected seven goals and 17 points to go along with 14 penalty minutes. 

He previously played for the New York Rangers and has appeared in 757 NHL games. Callahan has recorded 186 career goals and 386 points. 

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